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Royalty Free Music for Travel Tours of Italy Video

Tours of Tuscany, Italy video uses my royalty free song “I’m Gonna Go”. Looks like fun and the country is so beautiful, by taking one of the best coolers you can have lots of fun, I also recommend checking the rotomolded cooler picks to take to all your trips. Check out the tour company’s lovely website UniqueCorners.com

New PRICE SPY App Using Acoustic Instrumental Version of My Royalty Free Song “Love Letters”

Just got word from PRICE SPY that they are using the acoustic guitar instrumental version of my royalty free song “Love Letters”.

Shutterstock Royalty Free Music Now Offers License at $49 per Track

Stock Music  Royalty Free Production Music   ShutterstockShutterstock now offers royalty free music with a license for $49 per track.

They have a new music collection that customers can use for a per-song fee.

Until now Shutterstock only licensed images and video footage. Music content is the logical next step.

After the launch the per track fee will probably jump to $79 and a subscription will also be offered.

Read the full story.

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Where To Find Television Production Music

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Are you looking for information on where to find television production music? Music plays a pivotal role not just for bands, singers and the radio, but for television and can be the difference between an killer program or film and a mediocre one.

If you have checked out my music library and can’t find what you need, there are many other companies who specialize in finding the right type of music genre and tone for television productions and scenes within specific programs and films.

Who does this type of production?

There are quite a few companies in the industry who have a huge database of music in their library and can offer the expertise required to give the correct associated music for the beginning or the end of a project.

FocusMusic.com is a highly regarded company in the television music production field and have a huge selection of music at your disposal and can be credited for their involvement in adverts like Stella Artois and TREsemme.

Audio Network.com has a huge database of music and have over 38,000 tracks to choose from. This particular business has been involved in work with the BBC, Channel 4 and MTV and have most of their music specifically designed for TV shows.

Royalty-Free.tv has built up a library of royalty free music, so there’s no payments or commissions for artists to think about. With their database of music and you can enjoy high quality tracks at good prices without the concern of licensing costs with normal music.

Free Music for Broadcast You Can Use Legally

There is an exceptionally high demand for free music for broadcast right now and that is why I created my free music library. For instance, developers of smartphone applications and games often seek free or low cost background music for broadcast, as do the people who host Internet radio shows. With such a high demand, this begs the question: How does one find free music for broadcast that you can use legally?

First, we need to understand the legalities of music. The fact is, when a person writes music or lyrics, they own the copyright over their art. Typically, a musician will utilize a service such as ASCAP or BMI, which oversees the use of their copyrighted material, and pays the artist residuals. Of course, there are different costs for commercial applications, such as advertising or video games, and in these cases, details are worked out on a case-by-case basis. By in large, though, any time an artist’s music is broadcast, they are entitled to some sort of residual. Whoever is airing the music logs it on a cue sheet and then submits it to ASCAP or BMI, which will then pay appropriate royalties to the artist.

When considering free music for broadcast, it is important to draw a distinction between “free” and “royalty-free.” Options for truly free music for broadcast are exceedingly limited, which makes sense. People want to be recognized and paid for their work. As the demand has risen, there are now options for royalty-free music for broadcast, which is quite different than free.

Here’s how royalty-free music for broadcast works: There are services that act as libraries for artists that opt-in. Customers browse the catalog for the music that suits their needs, and then pay a one-time fee for use of the chosen music. Oftentimes, these services require that a user fill out a cue sheet, just as they would for ASCAP or BMI, but there are no recurring charges to use the royalty-free music for broadcast.

There is a caveat to royalty-free music for broadcast. Depending on the type of use, there may also be an extra fee. For instance, the basic fee will cover all use in smartphone apps, Online games, YouTube videos, etc. If the song is being used in advertising, there will be an extra fee, which may depend on whether it’s national or local. The highest fees are for commercial, theatrical use, in movies and plays. Although there is very little free music for broadcast available, there is a great deal of royalty-free music, and the total fees depend on the scope of the use.

Although it’s very hard to find truly, 100% free music for broadcast, it’s very easy to find royalty-free music for broadcast. A simple Google search for “free music for broadcast” yields multiple services that work directly with the artists, ASCAP and BMI. Although the user may have to fill out and submit a cue sheet, they will never have to pay another royalty or fee. It is never okay to take and use an artist’s music, especially for commercial purposes, and the new royalty-free music for broadcast services have made it much simpler to find and use what you need, for very low costs.

Make Youtube Videos with Windows Movie Maker: Clip Editing Tutorial

I found this really nice professional tutorial on using Windows Movie Maker to edit your clips and make Youtube videos. If you want to import audio into your movie check out my royalty free music on my home page for download-able mp3 music files.

You can download Moviemaker from Microsoft here for free and I think it works on any computer with Windows – XP, Vista, 7, etc. The program has some built in effects and transitions you can use in your movies. Even though this is free software it still works well, even for professionals in some cases.

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Music for Movies | Best Way to Score Films | Editing Innovations by Ken Burns

Great interview with famous documentary producer Ken Burns on music for movies. He has been creating films for 30 years and has many on PBS.

He talks about how traditionally the process is to “lock the film” before bringing in composers and musicians. Then scoring is a very mathematical process based on precise timing. Very true and extremely different from songwriting.

Ken instead takes a more innovative and organic approach by recording music he finds moving before editing has even started. He has the musicians record hundreds of music beds. Then he edits the film around the music – which I had never heard of.

He mentions having over 200 versions of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” recorded for his baseball documentary!

Ken Burns on Music for Movies

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Music Resource Sites for Teachers: Naxos Music Library Review and Tutorial

I get allot of educators coming to my site to use my free creative commons music  for students.  That’s why I thought I would write about the Naxos Music Library which is one of the most tremendous resource sites for teachers online.

This music library has tens of thousands of classical, jazz and world music tracks. You can browse recordings by composer and read discographies as well as biographies about them. You can also browse by genre and record label as shown in this video.

One of the best resources for teachers on the site is the preplanned music curriculum outlines. Ideally as a teacher, you would request your institution to sign up for a subscription for the service so your students can log in and listen to pieces in the educational programs.

Video Overview of the Naxos Music Library – One of the Best Sites for Teachers

This is a very professional tutorial video showing how to search, play and download tracks. Visit the Naxos Music Library.

5 Royalty Free Music Tracks: Featured User Videos

Hey, here are some of the top viewed YouTube videos that use my royalty free music library as a soundtrack. You can download all of these instrumental songs as MP3s from my home page. You can use them as background production music in video trailers, Websites, Internet radio, podcasts, or for on hold.

This cute pet video uses “Joker with Honey Lips” which has a country rock feel. This is adorable.

The alternative rock guitar track “Sun Spark” is used in this highly rated video with great clips of game play.

Acoustic rock tune “Art of Gardens” used to demonstrate smart phone typing app.

“Silver Shine” is a new age style piano track used in a girly tutorial. I can’t believe how many girls use my music for these kinds of videos – really funny!

“Black Box in the Ground” is a hard rock style epic that I made to be used as just for background music – perfect for a zombie game guide!

40 Free Royalty Free Instrumentals from Composer turned Filmmaker Peter John Ross

Peter John Ross is a noteworthy Composer turned Filmmaker with lots of interesting credits. He creates his own feature films and does lots of commercial production work.

Well he has a page with 40 free royalty free Instrumental tracks that he makes it very clear you have his permission to use:

SonnyBoo.com/Music

Check out this interview with Peter John Ross, really hardworking guy, passionate about film:

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